Project Finance NewsWire

February 2005

IN THIS ISSUE

A New Dawn?

Too many new power plants were built in the United States in the 1990’s and that led, together with the slowdown in economic activity, to a slump in wholesale electricity prices from which the mer...

Lower Taxes For US “Manufacturers”

by Keith Martin, in Washington The Internal Revenue Service answered questions in late January about a new law that will let companies pay taxes at a lower rate on income from “manufacturing” in t...

Wind Market Roundtable

In an otherwise soft project finance market, windpower deals are a bright spot. More than 180 people attended a roundtable discussion that Chadbourne hosted in mid-January in Houston...

Tax Break For Repatriated Earnings

by Keith Martin, in Washington The US government is hoping that US companies will bring back billions of dollars this year from overseas to take advantage of a special 5...

Restating Earnings From Lease Deals?

Equity participants in the leveraged-lease market are agonizing over whether they have to rerun earnings from a variety of highly-structured equipment lease transactions that were done in the last...

Grants For Renewable Energy Projects

by Jana Dimitrova, in Washington Project developers using nascent renewable energy technologies in the United States may qualify for grants from the US government...

Environtmental update

With the Kyoto protocol on climate change scheduled to enter into force on February 16, 2005, the jockeying for the post-2012 round of emission reductions has already started.